The International Women's Writing Guild


2015 Summer Conference

  • Friday, July 24, 2015
  • 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Friday, July 31, 2015
  • 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Wisdom House, Litchfield, Connecticut

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • 7 nights accommodation, 20 meals
  • 7 nights accommodation, 20 meals
  • 7 nights accommodation, 20 meals
  • 7 nights accommodation, 20 meals
  • 3-Day Conference Weekend, July 24-27
    (3 nights, 9 meals)
  • 4-Day Conference Week, July 27-31
    (4 nights, 12 meals)
  • 7 nights accommodation, 20 meals
  • 3-Day Conference Weekend, July 24-27
    (3 nights, 9 meals)
  • 4-Day Conference Week, July 27-31
    (4 nights, 12 meals)
  • Includes facility fees, lunch, dinner, all workshops for that day, and evening programs, as well as free admittance to Friday opening ceremony and keynote. If you decide to attend additional days, payment will be settled on-site.
  • Includes facility fees, lunch, dinner, all workshops for that day, and evening programs, as well as free admittance to Friday opening ceremony and keynote. If you decide to attend additional days, payment will be settled on-site.
  • Includes facility fees, lunch, dinner, all workshops for that day, and evening programs, as well as free admittance to Friday opening ceremony and keynote. If you decide to attend additional days, payment will be settled on-site.
  • Includes facility fees, lunch, dinner, all workshops for that day, and evening programs, as well as free admittance to Friday opening ceremony and keynote. If you decide to attend additional days, payment will be settled on-site.
  • Includes facility fees, lunch, dinner, all workshops for that day, and evening programs, as well as free admittance to Friday opening ceremony and keynote. If you decide to attend additional days, payment will be settled on-site.
  • Includes facility fees, lunch, dinner, all workshops for that day, and evening programs, as well as free admittance to Friday opening ceremony and keynote. If you decide to attend additional days, payment will be settled on-site.

Registration is closed





IWWG

2015 Summer Conference

Information 

Please note that "closed" next to a workshop does NOT mean that workshops are full, but rather than the workshop leader prefers not to have newcomers after the first day, due to the nature of the activities.



PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A SEPARATE WORKSHOP FEE TO BE SELECTED ON YOUR REGISTRATION FOR IT TO BE COMPLETE. READ Registration Instructions ABOVE FOR FULL EXPLANATION.

Register Here

Schedule for Conference

 Friday, July 24 3-6 pm Check-in
  6-7 pm Dinner
  7:30 pm Opening night program
Saturday, July 25 -Thursday, July 30  7:15-8:15 am Breakfast
  8:30-10 am Workshop slot 1
  10:30-12 pm Workshop slot 2
  12-1pm Lunch
  1:30-3 pm Workshop slot 3
  3:30-5 pm Salons & Critique groups
 ** 5:30-6:30 pm Dinner
 *** 7 pm Evening program
 Friday, July 31 7:15-8:15 am Breakfast
  8-10 am Check-out
**Book fairs on Sunday and Thursday at 6:00 pm (subject to change).
***Open readings Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Sign up at conference for 3-min slots to read your work (either written previously or at the conference).

FAQ's

When is the last day I can register for the conference?
July 15th. 

Why is the workshop fee separate from the housing fee this year?
In an effort to show you exactly what you are paying for (and shorten the already lengthy list of different registration types), we separated the two fees. 

How many workshops per day are there, and how long do they run?
There are 3 workshops per day, plus additional offerings. Each workshop is 1.5 hours.
    
When do I tell you what workshops I want to take?
You will select your workshops when you arrive at the conference. (Workshops will not be limited in number. All will be accommodated.)
  
 
Are the rooms air conditioned?
Most of the public spaces at Wisdom House are air conditioned but the bedrooms are not. All bedrooms do have celling fans. If you must have AC in your room, see answer below.
 
I need a private room but they are all sold out. What do I do?
If you have your own transportation and would prefer an alternate housing arrangement (private room and air conditioning), the IWWG has a limited number of rooms being held for conference participants at the nearby historic Tollgate Hill Inn. You may contact the Inn directly at 866-567-1233. Let them know you are an IWWG member attending the Summer Conference for a special rate. If you choose to stay at a location other than Wisdom House, you will be charged a daily commuter fee for workshops, lunch, dinner, and the evening program at Wisdom House (see Summer Conference Brochure above for fee breakdown).  

How do I get to Wisdom House if I'm not driving? What are my transportation options to Litchfield? 
From NYC: We will have a minibus waiting for you at Penn Station in New York City at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24th, ready to whisk you down to Litchfield for just $45. It will whisk you back to Penn Station, leaving Litchfield at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 31st (round trip cost, $90). Plan your flight into NYC accordingly! 
From other locations: We will also be arranging for a van from Hartford, and a pick-up from the train station at Waterbury, should you choose to come those routes. Visit our Ride Share page, where you can connect with people coming from your region. 

Summer Conference Instructors


Judy Adourian - Dynamic Dialogue

Lynne Barrett - Plot and Structure

Suzi Banks Baum - Mapping Motherhood

Heather Cariou - The Wounded Storyteller: Writing Narratives of Illness and Care

Pat Carr - Rewriting The Great Gatsby

Zita Christian - Tools for Building Your Story 

Kelly DuMar - Memoir as Monologue: Writing Dynamic Dramatic Monologues for Personal Growth, Creative Development, and Audience Appreciation

Lisa Freedman - “Silence Sez...": Writing the Unspeakable

June Gould - Examining your Past and Future with June Gould and the Two Headed Roman God

Dorothy Randall Gray - Love, Lust, Loss and Longing: Writing with Passion and Power

Marj Hahne - What in Goddess' Name Is a Prose Poem?

Penelope Jewell - Mission and Vision Statements for Your Life

Jane Karker - Self-Publishing for Independent Authors

Maureen Murdock - Finding One's Voice/Finding One's Passion: A Memoir Workshop

Alice Orr - How to Stop Shooting Your Writing Career in the Foot: An Insider’s Guide to Taking Charge of your Face in the Publishing Business

Kathleen O'Shea - Writing for Social Advocacy

Willow Partington - Writing Under the Influence of the Arts

Mel Ryane - From Page to Podium: Reading Your Work Aloud

Linda Leedy Schneider - Immerse Yourself in Process: Product Will Emerge

Myra Shapiro - Poems of Joy and Grief (and What's in Between)

Susan Tiberghien - Writing toward Wholeness: Putting the Pieces Together

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